Key Entity Extraction I:
Domino The Destitute
TheAftermanDomino.jpg
Appears On The Afterman: Ascension
Track 2
Length 7:51
Produced By Coheed And Cambria
Michael Birnbaum
Chris Bittner
Preceded By The Hollow
Followed By The Afterman

Key Entity Extraction I: Domino The Destitute is the second song on the 2012 album The Afterman: Ascension.

This song is the first in the Key Entity Extraction suite, dealing with the character Sirius Amory entering the Keywork to learn more about its properties. Each song represents a different soul he comes into contact with and their memories that he is forced to experience.

The tune played twice durring the 0:35-0:42 mark is a reprise of a bass line played durring the ending instrumentation in The Willing Well IV: The Final Cut.

Lyrics

If you had the courage to stop me
From turning into what would be
The worst in everybody's eyes
Hey, I'm no angel or the devil of your conscience
To tell you who to be
Good, bad, ugly or otherwise
If you had good common sense
Your choices would be gleaming flawless
I want no part in this self-deprecating, worthless chemistry

We made our beds, to lie in them proud
Proud of our great mistakes
This warring knife, the flash of it's blade
Turn about face, I implore you, brother
Don't walk away, Don't walk away from me...
Because this is our war

Oh, you think they've had it all
While you were left with nothing
Oh, you've taken the fall
For them to walk all over
You've made your bed, so soft and comforting
These dreams await, The Great Good Morning\ We made our beds, to lie in them proud
Proud of our great mistakes
This warring knife, the flash of it's blade
Turn about face, I implore you, brother
Don't walk away, Don't walk away from me...
Because this is our war

Oh, we've got you by the throat... Ha, ha ha!
All you want to be....

Welcome, oh, to the everlasting all-time low
Please put your hands together
For the ever failing one man show- Domino!
Ladies and broken gentlemen
The undisputed champ of misery
And in this corner, we find his challenger
The pride of Utopia, the greatest thing ever

If you could recall, one moment of your past
That defined you to be, that made you the man
We've come to love, All the above

Oh, this disaster binds us absolute
A thousand lies you tell yourselves
That no one ever loved you right
But I would do anything for you...
The question fits the question mark
Your signals crossed, your message lost, Ha ha!

[Announcer speaks :Well, this has been an extraordinary change of events, as two great champions at the fight to the finish find themselves in their last and final round! The fight now being deemed around the world as the upset of the century, let's get back to the brawl and in the fray! The fighters meet in the center of the ring, the challenger swings to the right, quick with a left hook across Domino's jaw, followed by a crushing strike to the body - OH! He might have took another left- his hook sends Domino into the ropes! The Challenger lands a devastating combo followed by a driving hook that sends Domino to the floor. The crowd's on their feet, the ref's called the fight - he's out! He's out!]

This wall won't hold forever
Your time has come, it's now or never
We made our beds, to lie in them proud
Proud of our great mistakes
This warring knife, the flash of it's blade
Turn about face, I implore you, brother
Don't walk away, Don't walk away from me...
Because this is our war

One by one, we are together, we fall together
One by one, we are together, we fall together
Brother, don't be afraid...
We are together, we are together
Brother...
We are together, we fall together...

Meaning

In the coffee-table book published with some of the Special Editions, Claudio gave insight into how he came up with each track on the album. For this track, he wrote: 

"I wrote Domino just before the final Michael Todd episode. We tried everything we could to help him, but despite so much potential and support all around him, he couldn't avoid the pitfalls of this world that we, as a band, reside in."

Official Music Video

Coheed_and_Cambria_-_Domino_the_Destitute

Coheed and Cambria - Domino the Destitute

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